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An exhausted one-year-old sleeps soundly on a cot at a transit shelter in New Mexico. His mother looks on, with her face buried in her hands. Save the Children is helping children and families once they leave U.S. detention centers. Photo credit: R. Masseo Davis, July 2019.
Our Response at the U.S.-Mexico Border

An Emergency Responder shares her story of meeting children at the border

Ebola response health workers stand outside an Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) in the hardest-hit Beni region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They wear personal protective equipment, including yellow coveralls and face masks. Save the Children is racing to fight against the deadly outbreak. Photo credit: Kinsella Cunningham / Save the Children, July 2019.
The Ebola Crisis Rages On in the DRC

As the death toll rises, children are the most at risk

The iconic Brooklyn Bridge, shot from underneath. Behind it you see an early-morning pink sky. Save the Children Bridge Challenge. Bridge the Gap for girls. Photo credit: SeanPavonePhoto / Save the Children, January 30, 2016.
Bridge the Gap for Girls

Join us for the first Bridge Challenge- a fundraiser for girls in need!

This back-to-school season, many kids are packing backpacks, lunchboxes and school uniforms, as they get ready for school every morning. However, not all children are so lucky - parents in war zones might well be frantically searching instead for items like safety helmets, first-aid kits and bandages.
Help Us Stop the War on Children

1 in 5 Children in the World Lives in a Conflict Zone

Gerald, 12, smiles widely while giving his younger sister, six, a piggyback ride at their home in the Philippines. The siblings were impacted by a devastating typhoon and received support from Save the Children. Children are escpecailly vulernable in the wake of natural disasters, as they my be left alone, without food or shelter, and unable to return to school. Sponsorship programs in the Philippines support children like Gerald and his younger sister so that they may thrive and be better prepared for the future. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children, March 2017.
Sponsor Children in Need

You can make sure they grow up healthy, educated and safe

A 15-year old girls kneels on the ground outside her home in Egypt and is circled by a small group of goats who feed from her outstretched hands. Save the Children supporters can shop for lifesaving gifts, including goats and other livestock, in our gift catalog. Photo credit: Joseph Raouf/Save the Children, May 2017.
Shop the Gift Catalog

Goats help families generate income while providing nutritious food for children

Bdai, Vietnamese mother of two, bends into a stream to fill a water bottle for her children. She lives in a rural highland community suffering the effects of drought. Her crops failed, food is scarce and expensive, and she cannot afford basics like medicine for her children. Save the Children has helped families like hers, by providing rice to feed the family for a month, and trucking in water to the hardest-hit communities. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, August 2016. Twelve-year-old Muneeba (rear) and nine-year-old Najma 9 (front) hold books on their way home from the library. Save the Children has provided a library-in-a-box for their village in Pakistan. Muneeba, started school late, so she was paired up with a reading buddy, Najma who Najma helps her to read as a part of Save the Children's Literacy Boost initiative. Photo credit: Asad Zaidi/Save the Children, April 2014. Young Bienvenu, a boy from Central African Republic, stands holding an umbrella in the rain. He was recently treated for malaria by a Save the Children medical team. He and his brother are living with an aunt in a small mud house after having to flee violence in their area. Struggling to make ends meet, the family received basic provisions and some financial assistance from Save the Children, and the children are being monitored for malnutrition. Photo credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Cosmos/Save The Children, June 2015. Gillian, two, sits on a log amongst the debris where her village once stood. It was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Many coastal villages were devastated by the storm, and debris blocking roads made access impossible. Save the Children was on the ground expanding operations to deliver life-saving aid and medical care across the Leyte province. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, November 2013.
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Bdai, Vietnamese mother of two, bends into a stream to fill a water bottle for her children. She lives in a rural highland community suffering the effects of drought. Her crops failed, food is scarce and expensive, and she cannot afford basics like medicine for her children. Save the Children has helped families like hers, by providing rice to feed the family for a month, and trucking in water to the hardest-hit communities. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, August 2016. HEALTH

Every child deserves a healthy start. Thanks to giving people like you, 33 million children are growing up healthy, nourished and treated for childhood killers like pneumonia.

Explore the results you’ve helped make possible and how you can help more children survive and thrive.

Twelve-year-old Muneeba (rear) and nine-year-old Najma 9 (front) hold books on their way home from the library. Save the Children has provided a library-in-a-box for their village in Pakistan. Muneeba, started school late, so she was paired up with a reading buddy, Najma who Najma helps her to read as a part of Save the Children's Literacy Boost initiative. Photo credit: Asad Zaidi/Save the Children, April 2014. EDUCATION

Every child deserves the chance to learn. Your generosity is helping 9.7 million girls and boys develop the critical skills they need for success in school – and life.

Learn more about our education work, what we’ve achieved and why it’s so important.

Young Bienvenu, a boy from Central African Republic, stands holding an umbrella in the rain. He was recently treated for malaria by a Save the Children medical team. He and his brother are living with an aunt in a small mud house after having to flee violence in their area. Struggling to make ends meet, the family received basic provisions and some financial assistance from Save the Children, and the children are being monitored for malnutrition. Photo credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Cosmos/Save The Children, June 2015. PROTECTION

The world can be a dangerous place – and every child deserves to be protected. Thanks to you, we’re keeping 3.1 million children safe from harms like abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.

Be inspired by the stories of the most vulnerable among us – and help us reach millions more!

Gillian, two, sits on a log amongst the debris where her village once stood. It was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Many coastal villages were devastated by the storm, and debris blocking roads made access impossible. Save the Children was on the ground expanding operations to deliver life-saving aid and medical care across the Leyte province. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, November 2013. EMERGENCY

When crisis strikes, children are most vulnerable. Your support ensures we’re always at the ready to respond to their needs – so their childhoods can continue. Last year, we aided 10 million children in crisis.

Get the facts on our recent emergency responses, here in the U.S. and around the world.






















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